STEM Courses for Certificate Renewal

WEA’s Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP) is a state-wide focus on professional development designed to support staff to increase inclusion for students with disabilities. The project is funded by OSPI and open to all educators/stakeholders in WA state (including education support professionals, administration, paraeducators, parents, special education personnel, and general education personnel.) 

Visit the OSPI website at www.k12.wa.us/educator-support/continuing-education-clock-hours/stem-clock-hours for more information regarding the STEM requirement for certificate renewal. All trainings below meet the professional and continuing elementary and secondary certificate renewal requirements for STEM (RCW 28A.10.2212). For questions regarding STEM courses, contact Kendru Dimalanta.


STEM Zoom Courses (Asynchronous) 

  • Courses held via Zoom in real time (synchronous).
  • Register ASAP! Classes fill up quickly and there is not a waitlist option.
  • After clicking the registration link, select the course you want to register for from the
    dropdown menu.
  • Once registration is full, the course will no longer be available in the drop down menu.
  • Registration is a TWO Step Process
         1. Register for each course using the link listed below for each course.
         2. Use the registration link in your confirmation email to complete the Zoom registration.
             You will immediately be directed to the course Zoom information page, including the link
             to access the course. SAVE this information. You can also add the event information to
             your calendar from this page.
  • Courses are free and clock hours will be provided.
  • As these offerings are funded through a grant from OSPI, you do not have to be a WEA member to attend.
  • Please test your computer's video and audio HERE before the course start. Technical assistance will not be provided.
  • Course evaluations will be emailed to attendees approximately 5-10 business days after each course. Once completed and submitted, a clock hour verification form will be sent via email. Please check your spam/junk folders for the emails. Use the clock hour verification form to process your clock hours and/or attendance according to your distrcit policies. 

Synchronous Courses for 2021/2022 have concluded. More courses will be offered this fall! 

Watch for the PD Digest email announcing available courses and registration information.

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STEM Canvas Courses (Asynchronous)

  • Registration is free for participants.
  • Canvas courses are asynchronous - You take them independently, individually, at your own pace, and without a live instructor.
  • You will receive an email confirmation from WEA as well as a registration confirmation email from Canvas after registering.
  • Trainings are funded through a grant from OSPI. You do not have to be a WEA member to attend.
  • Clock hours are free to participants.
  • Once you complete the course, including the evaluation, you will receive a clock hour verification form within 7-10 business days.

If you have questions about the asychronous courses, aren't receiving the registration email, or don't see a course on your dashboard, contact Kendru Dimalanta. The most up-to-date course deadlines and info can be found at https://www.washingtonea.org/pd/asynchronous-courses/.


STEM for Primary (K-6) Educators (15 clock hours)

Scientific studies have shown that children learn faster than adults. Most of that early learning is focused on developing language skills and communications skills. There is little to no emphasis on STEM learning. As it turns out, there are a lot of benefits of introducing STEM at an early age. This training, geared towards K-6 teachers, will provide strategies, ideas, and examples of how to introduce STEM in early educator classrooms and include connections to inclusionary practices. You will be submitting work as assignments, taking surveys and quizzes, and participating in discussion boards for this class. The ultimate goal is that you can walk away with an integrated STEM lesson plan that will be important and usable in your classroom. (This training meets the STEM certificate renewal requirement - RCW 28A.10.2212.)
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STEM for Secondary (6-12) Educators (15 clock hours)

This course aims to teach participants about science, engineering, math, and inclusionary practices with a little dose of technology. The participant will then reflect on their current practice, identify areas of growth, and fully incorporate these ideas into an integrated science, engineering, math lesson, project, or unit plan with a focus on Universal Design for Learning inclusionary practices. (This training meets the STEM certificate renewal requirement - RCW 28A.10.2212.)
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STEM Integration and Inclusionary Practices (15 clock hours)

The application of STEM in the classroom can transcend beyond learning science and math facts. STEM integration provides students the opportunities to learn 21st century skills such as questioning the world around them, processing what they learned, collaborating well with others, and communicating with peers and adults alike. Additionally, a focus on Inclusionary Practices, where all students are afforded the chance of a dynamic, important education, are intrinsically linked with STEM in the classroom. (This training meets the STEM certificate renewal requirement - RCW 28A.10.2212.)
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STEMizing your Instruction (15 clock hours)

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Standards as they learn how to STEMize a classroom. Participants will create a personal resource bank of ideas, activities and materials and learn how to take an existing unit of instruction in any content area and STEMize the unit to include STEM models and computational thinking. (This training meets the STEM certificate renewal requirement - RCW 28A.10.2212.)
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